Councilman Cris Medina of District 7 was joined by Transportation & Capital Improvements and area residents for the start of the W. Huisache project. The project will reconstruct Huisache from Zarzamora Street to Kampmann Boulevard.
The project will provide a smoother driving surface, four-foot sidewalks on both sides of the road and water and sewer line replacement. It will also include new curbs, concrete driveways and retaining walls where needed. Since a school is located on either end of the project, the schedule was coordinated to ensure construction at each end will take place during the summer break.
“District 7 residents are truly going to benefit from this project. This area of town has elements that are historic and elements in need of improvement,” said District 7 Councilman Cris Medina. “By improving Huisache, we’ll be preserving history and improving the roadway.”
TCI coordinated with the Office of Historic Preservation to ensure that certain historical aspects located throughout the project will remain. These pieces include historical walls and roadway “turnouts” at Lake Boulevard and retaining walls at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy.
“Our most impactful projects aren’t always on major roadways, but sometimes on our residential streets,” said Mike Frisbie, City Engineer and Director of Transportation & Capital Improvements. “This project will make a difference in the quality of life for the residents who live here.”
The W. Huisache project is managed by Transporation & Capital Improvements for the City of San Antonio. The design was completed by AIA Engineers, Ltd. Construction will be completed by Pronto Sandblasting & Coating & Oilfield Services Company, Inc. The project is funded with $4.17 million from the voter-approved 2012-2017 Bond Program and is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2015.